International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO)

formerly OBGMS

GMTF Chairman, Jean-Paul Pancracio, opens new blog

Our GMTF Chairman, Professor emeritus, Jean-Paul Pancracio, has started a second blog in French entitled, “Droit de la Mer et des Littoraux : Here is a list of his many … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President’s booksigning at L’Harmattan in Paris

Thank you to all those who came to the first booksigning event at L’Harmattan on February 17 in Paris to get their personalised copy of “Ukraine : prémices of guerre … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr Shmelova invited to the CEPII to speak on Ukraine in March

Dr Svitlana Shmelova, Scientific Council member of the Observatory, has been invited by the CEPII to give her perspective on the economic and political situation in Ukraine. Here are the … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

S.E. Oleg Serebrian speaks at GDS in February

S.E. Oleg Serebrian is invited to speak in the Observatory’s Geostrategic Dialogue Series (GDS) on February 19 on the “Black Sea region : between Europe and Eurasia”. Herewith our communication :

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President presents her book

Ahead of the book-signing event in Paris on February 17, herewith a video produced by the book’s editor, l’Harmattan, of an interview with Ellen Wasylina, avaiable to watch on the … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sage International and John Bruni launch #STRATEGIKON

Our Scientific Council member, John Bruni, President of Sage International, based in Adelaide, South Australia, has launched a weekly podcast called  #Strategikon. Here is the first episode posted on #Youtube … Continue reading

February 7, 2015

The Observatory represented at the Geopolitical Festival in Grenoble : 12-15 March 2015

Two of our Scientific Council members, Ioan Craciun and Fuad Muradov, will be speaking at Grenoble Ecole de Management’s (GEM) annual Geopolitical festival, where the President and several of our … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Australia’s Future Submarines

Our Scientific Council member, Dr John Bruni, in association with Hargraves Institute and the RUSI (Royal United Services Institute), is organising a high-level strategic conference around the future of Austrailia’s … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

OBGMS becomes the IGMO

Following our plenary session in Paris in November, the Observatory members present have decided to take our organisation to the next level.  With it comes a new name, more suitable … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President weighs in on the terror attacks in Paris

The President was interviewed JJ Green @NATSEC09 @WTOP regarding the attacks on #CharlieHebdo : The President wrote a tribune @thehill : The President wrote a second article following the unity … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President’s Tweets

The GMTF Chairman’s Tweets

John Bruni’s Tweets

Fernando Ibanez’s Tweets

RSS Foreign Affairs Middle East

  • Iran's "Dignity" Dialogue
    Tehran Changed Its Negotiating Tactics—Here's Why March 30, 2015 Mohammad Ali Shabani Summary:  In a YouTube address last November, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif dropped Tehran’s usual mantra about Iran’s right to enrich and spoke instead of negotiating with dignity. The video went viral in Iran, and the sentiment behind it seems to be paying off […]
  • A Nuclear Deal Israel Could Live With
    How to Bridge the Gap Between Jerusalem and Washington March 30, 2015 Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov Summary:  Israel and the United States share the same strategic goal: preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The intelligence services of both countries are also largely in agreement on the status of the Iranian program. But they remain deeply divided o […]
  • Houthi and the Blowback
    Saudi Arabia Steps in to Yemen March 29, 2015 Bilal Y. Saab Summary:  With the intervention in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s military is trying to kill several birds with one stone: safeguard the country from an immediate military threat, assert its leadership of the Arab world, and redress what it sees as a geopolitical imbalance in the Middle East between itself a […]
  • Iraq Isn't the Right Front
    A Syria-First Strategy to Fight ISIS March 29, 2015 Hassan Hassan Summary:  Although ISIS defeats in Tikrit and other Sunni areas would seem like good things, the United States should tread carefully. The air campaign against ISIS in Iraq has reached its limits; more strikes won’t help against ISIS and will only further destabilize the sectarian balance in t […]
  • Netanyahu's Right of Way
    How the Israeli Left Fell Behind March 26, 2015 Daniel Kurtzer Summary:  The ultimate victory in Israeli elections belongs not to Netanyahu but to the country's right wing. The results showed that this force has become a permanent majority—a strength that comes regardless of who leads it. Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in Israel’s election last week […]

RSS French Marine News

RSS International Maritime Organisation

  • 08-bwm-study March 20, 2015
    Page Heading: IMO launches online surveys on ballast water management systems Article Date: 20/03/2015 Description: All stakeholders involved in testing, approval, fitting and operation of ballast water management systems invited to complete online surveys. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 07-shiparc2015 March 19, 2015
    Page Heading: Call for papers for 2015 international conference on Arctic shipping (ShipArc 2015) Page Subheading: International Conference on Safe and Sustainable Shipping in a Changing Arctic Environment (ShipArc 2015), 25-27 August 2015, WMU, Malmö, Sweden Article Date: 19/03/2015 Description: IMO, WMU and PAME (Arctic Council) issue call for papers for I […]
    Natasha Brown
  • 06-coral-sea-routeing March 16, 2015
    Page Heading: Ship routeing measures to protect Australia’s Coral Sea agreed Page Subheading: Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 2nd session, 9-13 March, 2015 Article Date: 16/03/2015 Description: Area to be avoided and two-way shipping routes agreed, to protect Australia's Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve. Ro […]
    Natasha Brown
  • 05-migrantsends March 9, 2015
    Page Heading: UN agencies to deliver as one on mixed migration by sea Article Date: 09/03/2015 Description: Mechanism to be established to enhance inter-agency communication for maritime aspects of mixed migration by sea. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 04-unsafemigrationbyseaopening March 4, 2015
    Page Heading: UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea Article Date: 04/03/2015 Description: Mechanism to enhance inter-agency communication to be established. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

RSS OPEC Press Releases

  • Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG February 4, 2015
    An Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG took place in Vienna on Thursday, 5 February 2015. The meeting was chaired by HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, and Mr Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG.

International Energy Agency

Reuters Africa

Carnegie Russia

Lloyd’s List

  • China Rongsheng announces loss of Yuan7.8bn ($1.3bn) to equity holders for 2014,compared with Yuan8.7bn loss in 2013: 1 hour ago

Interpol HQ

Pew Environment

EU External Action Service


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